[DNS] additional internet news

[DNS] additional internet news

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:28:43 +1100
Hi all,

I forgot to paste these news at the bottom of the DNS news a few minutes ago... so in case someone finds it interesting, here it is...

Cheers
David

Research: Web porn stops men from performing
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20124181-71/research-web-porn-stops-men-from-performing/

Opinion: Piracy isn't the reason some media groups are all at sea
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/organgrinder/2011/oct/23/piracy-media-groups-copyright-dan-sabbagh

Microsoft collects license fees on 50% of Android devices, tells Google to "wake up"
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2011/10/microsoft-collects-license-fees-on-50-of-android-devices-tells-google-to-wake-up.ars

Mobile phones do not cause cancer, landmark study finds
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/oct/21/mobilephones-cancer

High Alarm Malware Threats Bells NZ Computers
http://www.spamfighter.com/News-16920-High-Alarm-Malware-Threats-Bells-NZ-Computers.htm

FBI official says secure, alternate Internet is needed to protect critical systems [AP]
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/pentagon-finalizing-policies-on-appropriate-response-by-military-to-cyberattacks-against-us/2011/10/20/gIQAIDtb0L_story.html

Malware myopia: As modern society leans more heavily on the Internet, its fragility becomes an ever greater concern.
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-bowden-malware-20111023,0,6707796.story

Hard to fully assess Duqu threat yet, researchers say
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9221105/Hard_to_fully_assess_Duqu_threat_yet_researchers_say

New Malware Brings Cyberwar One Step Closer
http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/38955/


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INTERNET USE
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Research: Web porn stops men from performing
Will they ever get a job? Will they ever keep that job for more than a few months? Will they ever have enough money to pay their student loans and still be able to spend $100 a week on pot? Will they ever put their pants on the right way round at the first attempt?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20124181-71/research-web-porn-stops-men-from-performing/

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY
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Technology Doesn't Cause Bullying and -- Despite Claims -- It Can't Prevent It
My inbox is full of pitches for products and services that claim to prevent bullying. Most use some type of word recognition to either block offensive messages or report them to parents. But even if you add the word "cyber" to bullying, it's still bullying. Bullying isn't caused by technology and it's not cured by it either. It's about relationships.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-magid/technology-doesnt-cause-b_b_1024447.html

ITU asks schoolchildren around the world: How can technology make the world a better place?
ITU is calling on schoolchildren across the world to join a global metaconference at ITU Telecom World 2011 (24-27 October, Geneva, Switzerland) on how technology can be harnessed to solve socio-economic problems and accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2011/41.aspx

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ONLINE TV & MUSIC
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Opinion: Piracy isn't the reason some media groups are all at sea
One can only wonder how they do it: researchers at GlaxoSmithKline think they might have come up with drugs to cure malaria, it emerged last week. Glaxo, turnover last year ?28bn, is able to survive in an industry where patent protection lasts only 20 years ? whereas some media and media-related businesses seem to struggle with the notion of copyrights that last longer than several people's lifetimes. It may help that drug companies can charge hospitals ridiculous sums, but what media companies may lack in price they can make up for in volume, as not all of us have the same serious ailment. Take 10.2m Sky subscriptions at ?535 per household and you are talking serious money.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/organgrinder/2011/oct/23/piracy-media-groups-copyright-dan-sabbagh

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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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Microsoft collects license fees on 50% of Android devices, tells Google to "wake up"
Google?s complaints about patent-based attacks against Android don?t seem to be doing the company any good. We all know Steve Jobs pledged to destroy Android, claiming it stole its ideas from Apple?s iOS. Yet what is likely an even bigger threat comes from Microsoft, which now claims that more than half of all Android devices are now subject to patent licensing agreements.
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2011/10/microsoft-collects-license-fees-on-50-of-android-devices-tells-google-to-wake-up.ars

Samsung Beats Apple in Smartphone Shipments
Samsung Electronics Co. shipped more than 20 million smartphones in the quarter ended Sept. 30, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday, beating close competitor Apple Inc., which sold 17.1 million units in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Sept. 24.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204485304576642421355724538.html

Mobile phone brain cancer link rejected
Further research has been published suggesting there is no link between mobile phones and brain cancer.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15387297

Mobile phones do not cause cancer, landmark study finds
There is no link between the long-term use of a mobile phone and brain cancer, research suggests.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/oct/21/mobilephones-cancer

No Cellphone-Cancer Link in Large Study
A major study of nearly 360,000 cellphone users in Denmark found no increased risk of brain tumors with long-term use.
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/study-finds-no-link-between-cellphones-and-brain-tumors/

Mobile phones don't hike cancer risk - Danish study
Mobile phones do not increase the risk of cancer, according to a large study involving more than 350,000 people by Danish researchers published on Friday.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/10/21/oukin-uk-phones-cancer-idUKTRE79K0X920111021

The Three Most Frequently Attacked Mobile Devices: Android devices, tablets, and jailbroken devices top list of riskiest mobile products in the enterprise setting
As mobile devices continue to become more sophisticated and more integral to employees' everyday work lives, these mini computers in our pockets and handbags continue to become bigger and bigger threats to IT security.
http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerability-management/167901026/security/news/231901326/the-three-most-frequently-attacked-mobile-devices.html

Intel and Google in Android chip-making partnership
Intel has set up a development partnership with Google to help improve how the Android operating system runs on its processors.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14877146

ARM chip promises cheaper smartphones
UK chip designer ARM has unveiled a new processor, which should allow manufacturers to make cheaper smartphones.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15372756

RIM Faces a Naming Problem
While Research in Motion disappointed many analysts this week by offering relatively little specific or new information about the next generation of BlackBerry phones, it did make one announcement at a software conference. The new operating system for those phones will be named BBX.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/rim-faces-a-naming-problem/

RIM Runs Into Trademark Dispute Over BBX Name for Future OS [IDG]
Less than a week after it announced plans for a new platform called BBX for its smartphones and tablet, Research In Motion is facing the threat of legal action from a software company in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that claims that BBx is the trademark of software it sells.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/242274/rim_runs_into_trademark_dispute_over_bbx_name_for_future_os.html

Nokia beats forecasts with sales of 107m phones
Nokia, the world's largest mobile phone maker by volume, announced forecast-beating sales of 107m handsets in the third quarter on Thursday, drawing a temporary halt to one of the sharpest declines in market share seen at a technology company.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/oct/20/nokia-operating-profit

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DIGITAL DIVIDE
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in: Let?s make the Internet equitable - The bulk of the country and its social, economic and political institutions are yet to become a part of our touted information revolution by Osama Manzar
In the year 2000, when I was compiling a book titled Internet Economy of India, my team calculated the money invested in the country for the Internet and related businesses. Dominated by the dotcom business, the total amount was estimated to be $22 billion, or more than India?s software exports at that time. Although most of those investments did not produce successful enterprises, what they did, with the help of the media, is to spread awareness about the Internet.
http://www.livemint.com/2011/10/23215811/Let8217s-make-the-Internet.html

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL
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Websites 'should carry libel risk for anonymous posts'
Websites should have protection from defamation cases if they act quickly to remove anonymous postings which prompt a complaint, a report says.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15364774

High Alarm Malware Threats Bells NZ Computers
According to a national ISP survey conducted by ISPs in Hamilton, New Zealand, one in every house is found to be infected by malicious software, reports nzherald on October 14, 2011.
http://www.spamfighter.com/News-16920-High-Alarm-Malware-Threats-Bells-NZ-Computers.htm

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SECURITY
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FBI official says secure, alternate Internet is needed to protect critical systems [AP]
The computer networks that control power plants and financial systems will never be secure enough and a new, highly secure alternative Internet should be considered for development, a top FBI official said Thursday.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/pentagon-finalizing-policies-on-appropriate-response-by-military-to-cyberattacks-against-us/2011/10/20/gIQAIDtb0L_story.html
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/fbi-calls-for-new-secure-internet-20111021-1mb89.html

Malware myopia: As modern society leans more heavily on the Internet, its fragility becomes an ever greater concern.
Earlier this month, researchers discovered a cunning strain of malware, dubbed the Lurid Downloader, that has been systematically and silently stealing data from carefully targeted government computers in 61 countries.
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-bowden-malware-20111023,0,6707796.story

au: Government agencies seek better cyber protection
Security companies look set for a business bonanza, as four federal agencies prepare to replace dozens of legacy cyber security systems with internet gateways that can protect multiple agencies.
http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/government-it/government-agencies-seek-better-cyber-protection-20111020-1m921.html
http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/government-it/government-agencies-seek-better-cyber-protection-20111020-1m921.html

Hard to fully assess Duqu threat yet, researchers say
As new information about Duqu continues to come out, some experts are starting to question whether the danger posed by the trojan has been exaggerated.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9221105/Hard_to_fully_assess_Duqu_threat_yet_researchers_say

New Malware Brings Cyberwar One Step Closer
A newly discovered piece of malicious code dubbed Duqu is closely related to the notorious Stuxnet worm that damaged Iran's nuclear-enrichment centrifuges last year. Although it has no known target or author, it sets the stage for more industrial and cyberwar attacks, experts say.
http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/38955/

Obama officials, senators agree to seek cyber deal
Senior Obama administration officials and a bipartisan group of U.S. senators agreed on Wednesday to push for cybersecurity legislation as quickly as possible, the White House said on Thursday.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/10/21/idINIndia-60034820111021

au: Does cyber defence need a good offense?
Australians may be ahead of the curve on virtualisation and awareness of security, but changing threats may demand better defence and a more proactive approach, according to Trend Micro vice president for business development Partha Panda.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/does-cyber-defence-need-a-good-offense-339324765.htm

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PRIVACY
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ie: Facebook could face ?100,000 fine for holding data that users have deleted
Facebook could face a fine of up to ?100,000 (?87,000) after an Austrian law student discovered the social networking site held 1,200 pages of personal data about him, much of which he had deleted.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/oct/20/facebook-fine-holding-data-deleted

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CENSORSHIP
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Chinese government defends its Internet policies as open and clear [IDG]
China on Thursday responded to U.S. concerns about its blocking of company websites, saying that China's Internet policies are open and clear. However, China said it objected to the U.S. exploiting the issue of Internet freedoms to interfere in its internal affairs.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/102011-chinese-government-defends-its-internet-252205.html

Blogging IGF: EFF Fights Against Dangers of Intermediaries as Internet Police
As several international organizations hatch new ways to impose control over online activities, genuine multi-stakeholder input in policy development becomes extremely crucial. The sixth UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF), held in Nairobi, Kenya, was an important venue for discussing competing models for governing the Internet.
https://www.eff.org/IGF-EFF-Fights-Against-Dangers-Intermediaries-Internet-Police

Internet Society Welcomes Decision by the 18th Human Rights Council for the Creation of a Multi-Stakeholder Panel on Freedom of Expression on the Internet [news release]
The Internet Society welcomes the decision of the 18th Human Rights Council (12-30 September 2011, Geneva) to accept the proposal made by the Swedish Government for the creation of an Expert Panel on Freedom of Expression on the Internet to convene at the 19th Session of the Human Rights Council in March 2012. We applaud the decision to ensure multi-stakeholder participation in the discussions that will focus on the ways and means to improve protection and promotion of freedom of speech in line with international human rights law.
http://isoc.org/wp/newsletter/?p=4639

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
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au: Little faith in internet watchdog
Most people believe the same standards should be applied to things published online as to material that appears in print, radio and television, but they say user-generated content can't be properly regulated, according to new research.
http://www.theage.com.au/business/media-and-marketing/little-faith-in-internet-watchdog-20111020-1ma95.html

nz: Fry Up: The Young Ones
Young Ones shouldn?t be afraid and events this week have shown that the latest crop of New Zealand youth is bold and fearless. On Tuesday InternetNZ hosted a debate for representatives of the main political parties to discuss their ICT policies (according to &#167;vikram_nz it was attended by around 60 in the audience and 1,240 online).
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/fryup/fry-up-the-young-ones

Maori Party?s Digital Technology policy unveiled ? but will it help? | Adam Bennett
New Zealanders who choose to maintain their official communications with Government via email would receive a state subsidy to help pay their internet bill under a Maori Party policy.
http://news.tangatawhenua.com/archives/14271

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MISCELLANEOUS
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Microsoft, Others Work on Yahoo Bid
Private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners is working with one of its investors, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and Microsoft Corp. to put together a proposal to buy Yahoo Inc., people familiar with the matter said.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204618704576641350008919750.html
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/world/microsoft-others-eye-yahoo/story-e6frg90o-1226172350351

Europe's first Galileo satellites lift off
Europe's first satellite-navigation spacecraft have been sent into orbit. The two Galileo satellites were launched by a Russian Soyuz rocket from its new base in French Guiana at 07:30 local time (10:30 GMT; 11:30 BST).
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15372540

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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Viasat broadband 'super-satellite' launches
One of the most powerful satellites ever built has been put in orbit by a Russian Proton rocket.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15358121

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ARRESTS/COURT CASES FOR ONLINE CHILD PROTECTION
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Anonymous Hacks Lolita City Alleged Porn Ring
The "hacktivist" group Anonymous has uncovered what it says was a massive child pornography ring.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/22/anonymous-hacks-lolita-city_n_1026327.html

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